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East Bend Library

East Bend

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Tuesday9:006:00
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Thursday9:008:00
Friday9:006:00
Saturday9:005:00

62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Oct 20 2018

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Oct 20 2018

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Pumpkin decorating, stories and games.

    Treat yourself! Get ready for fall at the annual Pumpkin Party. Stories for the kids, then everyone can decorate a mini-pumpkin. Families will have a chance to make and take simple DIY pumpkin dough as well as seasonal crafts, and play games! 0-11 YRS.

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  • Oct 24 2018

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Participatory music with books, rhymes, bounces. 0-3 yrs.

    Babies, toddlers and caregivers will join in the fun of stories that include songs. Plus there will be plenty of rhyming, since that is an early literacy skill that helps to get a child ready to read. Lap bounces, too! 20 min.

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  • Oct 24 2018

    2:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Kids + 1 gazillion LEGOS = fun. All ages

    Children of all ages will have the opportunity to be creative by building whatever they want to build with the trunk locker full of LEGOs the library provides. Pirate ships, skyscrapers, flying cars—they’re all possible; all you need is imagination and determination.

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  • Oct 25 2018

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Oct 25 2018

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Oct 26 2018

    4:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program for ages 10+. In three cupcake rounds, use different candies and colored frosting to make monster cupcake creations. Registration required.

    At this interactive program, tweens will race against the clock in three cupcake competitions where one person will win and be the Cupcake Wars Champion! Watch out for the monster twist! Supplies provided.

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  • Oct 27 2018

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Oct 27 2018

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Real monsters and villains of history exposed.

    Caligula. Vlad the Impaler. Benedict Arnold. Adolf Hitler. Osama bin Laden. When we think about "monsters" and history, pop culture often elevates certain historical actors into villainous characters without taking into account any of their context. In this program, COCC history professor Murray Godfrey will delve into the historical context of some of the most famous "monsters" of history, how they earned that characterization & why, and what their status as villains means for our current time.

    Murray A. Godfrey is history professor and chair of the World Languages and Cultures department at Central Oregon Community College where he has worked since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University specializing in the history of 17th and 18th century North America. Prior to coming to Central Oregon, Murray previously taught for Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX.

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  • Oct 30 2018

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Community Librarian Chandra vanEijnsbergen delves into our love of horror.

    Do you love horror stories? Have you ever wondered why? Do people look at you oddly when you tell them your favorite book is The Shining or Feed? Well, you’re not alone. And you’re not weird. There are good reasons we are drawn to the monstrous and terrifying. When Stephen King was asked why he would want to make up horrible things when there is so much real horror in the world, he said “we make up horror to help us cope with the real ones”. (Danse Macabre, 1987). Reading horror may not just be normal, it may actually be beneficial. Join us for a talk about the meaning and importance of horror books and come away with a list of terrifyingly wonderful books to read.

    Chandra vanEijnsbergen has worked for Deschutes Public Library for eighteen years and is currently the Community Librarian at the East Bend Library. She has loved horror books and movies for as long as she can remember. Chandra blames her love of the terrifying on her father, who read her the original Grimm’s Fairy tales as a child.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/632779706/click-if-you-dare-100-favorite-horror-stories

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  • Oct 31 2018

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Participatory music with books, rhymes, bounces. 0-3 yrs.

    Babies, toddlers and caregivers will join in the fun of stories that include songs. Plus there will be plenty of rhyming, since that is an early literacy skill that helps to get a child ready to read. Lap bounces, too! 20 min.

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  • Oct 31 2018

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Come learn about the history of this mysterious board game.

    The Ouija Board has inspired fear, sparked creativity, and provided relief for the bereaved for over 120 years. Come learn about the history of this mysterious board game and its connection to the Spiritualism movement that swept through America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nate Pedersen highlights the history of both the game and the movement.

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  • Oct 31 2018

    4:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Your struggling reader can build their reading confidence with reading to a dog!

    This is a chance for struggling readers to read one on one with a dog and her trainer. Kids will have the opportunity to read with Callie, a Pet Partners certified therapy dog for 15 minutes. Parents, we will ask that you wait outside the room. This gives readers the opportunity to feel most comfortable about reading read without being overheard by too many people.

    You can bring your own book, or choose one of ours. We will have a selection of books in a variety of reading levels available for readers to choose from.

    Registration is recommended but we will fill any empty spots with last minute walk-ins. We have room for 4 readers. Registered attendees will be assigned a time 15 minutes before the event beings. First come-first serve. Please make sure you are on time.

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  • Nov 1 2018

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Nov 1 2018

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Nov 1 2018

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Learn how to write a novel in a month.

    November is National Novel Writing Month--learn how to write a novel in a month with the guidance of instructors Irene Cooper, Mike Cooper, and Ellen Santasiero. Join Deschutes Public Library every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving--that lecture moved to Monday, November 19) for a mini-lecture to guide you through writing, and then quiet writing time.

    November 1 lecture:Freewriting (The Madman). Learn about how to get words on paper without self-editing, what to do when you're stuck, and how to build your word count for NaNoWriMo.

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  • Nov 3 2018

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Nov 6 2018

    9:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    For ages 3+. Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum.

    Meet a new animal every month, hear their wild tales, and join in on a fun craft. It's 30-45 minutes of adventure!

    For ages 3+. Limited to 30 children and their caregivers. When you arrive please come to the desk for a number.

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  • Nov 7 2018

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Participatory music with books, rhymes, bounces. 0-3 yrs.

    Babies, toddlers and caregivers will join in the fun of stories that include songs. Plus there will be plenty of rhyming, since that is an early literacy skill that helps to get a child ready to read. Lap bounces, too! 20 min.

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  • Nov 8 2018

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Nov 8 2018

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Nov 8 2018

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discover ways to move plot and make things interesting.

    November is National Novel Writing Month--learn how to write a novel in a month with the guidance of instructors Irene Cooper, Mike Cooper, and Ellen Santasiero. Join Deschutes Public Library every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving--that lecture moved to Monday, November 19) for a mini-lecture to guide you through writing, and then quiet writing time.

    November 8 lecture: Plot Flashes. Discover ways to move plot and make things interesting. Expand your options.

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